for her environmental work keeps coming Lynda Lukasik's way.
Hamilton activist won a Canadian Environment Award last night at
a well-heeled banquet held at the Art Gallery of Ontario and attended
by federal Environment Minister David Anderson.
who writes a weekly column for The Hamilton Spectator, won the gold
medal in the environmental health category and will receive a $5,000
1999, she won a $480,000 court order against the City of Hamilton
after it was found guilty of allowing toxic leachate into Red Hill
Creek from the Rennie Street public works yard.
feels pretty good," Lukasik said about her latest award. "It's nice
to get recognized for all of that work. It's wonderful and it's
a team effort ultimately to help make Hamilton a better place to
plans to give half of her prize to Friends of the Red Hill Valley
-- which is fighting construction of an expressway -- and half to
Environment Hamilton, which Lukasik helped found with her court
award from the city.
attended the banquet with a dozen Hamilton activists including Don
McLean, chair of the Friends of the Red Hill Valley, and David Eckersley,
vice-chair of Citizens Opposed to Paving the Escarpment.